Love Survives..I almost didn’t

I know I haven’t been blogging as often as I used to but that’s because I have been catching up on my reading writing and rithmatic. I have so many books on my TBR list that I ought to be ashamed of myself. But if I could get paid to sit and read I definitely would rather do that. But alas, I have not yet been sought out to do such a thing. So on to this review…

Love Survives by Jennifer Foor is the a companion?? to Love’s Suicide. I guess it’s companion…I mean it’s the same book but written in the male characters POV. So that wouldn’t make it a sequel, right??? Hell I don’t know but what I do know is that this book got on my damn nerves. I wanted to like it because I did like Love’s Suicide but I can’t say I felt the same way.

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SYNOPSIS: Imagine being in love with the same girl since you were ten years old, only to have her fall for your twin instead. This story is rocky.
It will rip you apart and possibly put you back together again.
I know this because it’s my story.
The pain and anguish experienced in this is what it was like to hold onto hope that some day we’d find each other again. I won’t sugar coat the details of what I went through to have her, nor will I apologize for any actions that led me right back into her life.
Sometimes love isn’t enough.
For me, it took some bad experiences, a little fate, and a lot of time.

BEFORE YOU READ THOUGHTS ON BOOK TWO YOU MAY WANT TO RE-READ HOW I FELT ABOUT BOOK 1 HERE

Now if you were lazy and didn’t click the link, I loved book 1. I gave it a 4.5 star rating even though I wasn’t in love with the heroine, Katy. I loved Brooks. I loved his heart. I loved his bravery. I loved his courage. I loved his pain. I loved HIM. Until I didn’t.

This book is told from his point of view and as excited that I was to read it, it fell flat for me. I was hoping that this would give me an insight to how this beautiful, loving, hurting man was able to deal with losing the love of his life. All I got was a whining ass cry baby that is nothing like the Brooks from book 1. What happened to MY Brooks  Every time I turned around he was either tearing up or crying about something. I know that he had some tragic things happen and he was in Afghanistan during the war and hell…just life. But seriously I don’t cry this much during my time of the month. Cheese and Rice. I did like the peek into the relationship or lack thereof that Brooks had with his evil twin Branch. Reading his thoughts, other than when he was whining, was okay because he wasn’t as wishy-washy as Katy in book 1. I went back and forth with her character, sometimes I liked her and sometimes I didn’t. And that is how I feel about this book…at times I liked it and at times I didn’t. So 3 stars for this book, as much as I wanted to read his POV after reading Love’s Suicide I am devastated at what my Brooks was reduced to. The best part of this book for me was the darn Epilogue

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